Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Locknife / kitchen knife set

Locknife
Locknife

It is very dangerous if children play or use knife when adults are absent. As children do not have the ability to fully control the knife, they are always hurt by the knife. The problem is more serious if children push the knife shelf off the table with the falling knives. The knife can only be pulled out if user’s gripping power reaches the set value of the mechanism. Children do not have the competent power to unlock the knife. The lock mechanism can stable the knife inside, which prevents knife from falling down when the shelf is pushed off the table

University

University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
SHANGHAI, China

Mingwei Zhang,
University of Edinburgh

Dongyun Yang,
University of Edinburgh

Huachao Gong,
Tsinghua University